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A Pelican Introduction: The Caliphate


What is a caliphate? What is the history of the idea? How is the term used and abused today? In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed historian Hugh Kennedy answers these questions by chronicling the rich history of the caliphate, from the death of Muhammad to the present. At its height, the caliphate stretched from Spain to the borders of China and was the most powerful political entity in western Eurasia. In an era when Paris and London boasted a few thousand inhabitants, ...

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A Pelican Introduction: The Caliphate
2016, Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9780141981406

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